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Big South All-Conference Boys Hockey Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2014-2015 All-Conference Boys Hockey Team

All-Conference
Chaz Smedsrud, JR, Luverne
Toby Sengvongxay, SR, Luverne
Jaxon Nelson, FR, Luverne
Colin Huffman, SR, New Ulm
Brandon Helget, SR, New Ulm
Wyatt Peterson, SR, New Ulm
Matt Berkner, SR, New Ulm
Derek Rasmussen, SR, Marshall
Blaine Moran, SR, Marshall
Sam Wenner, SR, St. Peter/LeSueur-Henderson/Tri-City United
Cody Ulfers, SR, Waseca
J.P. Eykyn, SR, Waseca
Jack Mellstrom, SR, Windom Area

Honorable Mention
Andrew Johnson, SR, Worthington
Andrew Verhey, SR, Luverne


Lady Jays bounce back in a big way at NJCAA National Tournament

What a difference a day can make.

After struggling in their National Quarterfinal loss to Mohawk Valley on Thursday, the Minnesota West Lady Jay Basketball team bounced back in a major way, picking up a win over Nassau Community College (NY) by a score of 86-48. Minnesota West jumped out to a fast start, leading 12-4 in the first 5:40 of the game. The Lady Jays would continue to play well on both sides of the floor on their way to a 43-22 lead at halftime.


Lady Jays fall in opener at National Tournament

Minnesota West Lady Jay Basketball Head Coach Mike Fury said his team was running uphill all game in their National Quarterfinal against Mohawk Valley (NY) on Thursday night.

“Offensively we never got anything going from the get-go. We struggled all night. I don’t know if it was a combination of their D, or lack of our offensive aggressiveness. I don’t think we were aggressive enough. We just didn’t get a lot of good shots, hurried a couple of shots early. We just struggled all night.”


Lady Jays begin play in National Tournament today (Thursday)

It’s a big day today for the Minnesota West Lady Jay Basketball team and Head Coach Mike Fury.

Minnesota West begins play today in the NJCAA Division III National Tournament as the #6 seeded Lady Jays will face #3 Mohawk Valley (NY) in a National Quarterfinal at 5:00pm (CT) and today’s game has been a long time coming for Lady Jay Head Coach Mike Fury.


New Competitive Section Assignments from the Minnesota State High School League

Another 2 years have passed and the Minnesota State High School League has released their new Competitive Section Assignments for the next 2 years beginning next year in 2015-2016.

For Worthington there has been a few changes, but many sports remain the same

Football: Worthington remains in Section 3AAA. There are 7 teams total in the section with two new additions, fellow Big South Conference members Jackson County Central and Luverne. The other 4 teams in the section are Fairmont, Sibley East, St. Peter and St. James Area


District 518 students preparing for Spring Sports Season

Here are a few notes for District 518 students and parents as the Spring Sports Season approaches.

For Worthington Middle School students:
Students need to have a physical and MSHSL form on file before they can participate. Fees are 30 dollars and 15 dollars for free and reduced students. Track, Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, & Golf will start on Monday March 23.
Parent meetings are scheduled as follows
Baseball – March 23 at 4:00pm in the MS cafeteria
Softball – March 23 at 5:00pm in the MS cafeteria

For Worthington High School Students:


Red Rock All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

The Red Rock Conference has released their 2014-2015 All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

All-Conference
Courtney Place, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Andrea Hinkeldey, JR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Kailey Wendland, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Sariah Cheadle, SR, Fulda
Courtney Tiesler, SR, Fulda
Elizabeth Thier, SR, Adrian
Jade Giese, SR, Murray County Central
Ann Pater, JR, Southwest Christian
Alexis Knutson, SR, Southwest Christian
Savannah Tinklenberg, SR, Southwest Christian
Tianna Top, SR, Southwest Christian
Olivia Bittner, JR, Red Rock Central
Ramsey Piotter, SO, Red Rock Central


Red Rock All-Conference Boys Basketball Team

The Red Rock Conference has released their All-Conference Boys Basketball team for the 2014-2015 season

All-Conference
Trey Cranston, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Bennett Appel, SR, Fulda
Brady Lonneman, SR, Adrian
Taylor Recker, SR, Adrian
Logan Kluis, SR, Murray County Central
Grant Everson, SR, Murray County Central
Grant Rohrer, JR, Murray County Central
Justin Kruse, SR, Ellsworth
Brevan Jasper, SR, Southwest Christian
Luke Nibbelink, SR, Southwest Christian
Jay DeBoer, SR, Southwest Christian
Braden Ellingson, SR, Hills-Beaver Creek
Carey Taubert, SR, Hills-Beaver Creek


Wietzema signs Letter of Intent to play football at Dakota Wesleyan

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Worthington Trojan senior Trevor Wietzema made his college choice official on Wednesday by signing a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers next season.

The big man from Worthington is coming off an outstanding senior season anchoring the Trojan football teams’ offensive and defensive line and was a Big South All-Conference selection in Football this season, helping the Trojans to a 4-5 record, their best season since 2005.


Buysse earns All-Region 13 honors

The NJCAA National Office announced Wednesday the NJCAA All-Region 13 Team.

Derek Buysse, a sophomore, from Minnesota West was named to the 2015 NJCAA Men's Basketball Region 13 Team. The NJCAA Region 13 team is made up of the top ten players in Region 13.

Buysse was also named to the MCAC All-Southern Division team and All-MCAC team. Buysee was also named to the MCAC Academic teams for basketball and baseball last season.